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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:10 am 
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1/11

Still resting up and focusing on healing/recovery to attain the health I desire.
Still all raw 80/10/10 style eating things like:
smoothies of dates and water
smoothies of bananas and water
fresh valencia orange juice with lots of pulp
salads with romaine, tomatoes, cucumber
spiralized zucchini spaghetti noodles with sauce made from blended tomato, mango, celery, lemon juice, dates - this is an awesome savory option!

I'll be lifting weights again soon.

Jesse


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 Post subject: Re: theVeganInitiative Training Journal
PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:42 am 
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1/12:

still feeling a bit crappy but i know i will recover soon and feel better than ever!

sticking with my lifestyle choices and getting good rest.

yesterday i ate:
2 date smoothies
2 banana smoothies
32 oz. fresh squeezed valencia oj
16 oz. veg juice w/ kale, celery, carrot, lemon
~2800 cals

20 minute walk to get the last rays of sun for a while (cloudy, rainy, sleety).


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 Post subject: Re: theVeganInitiative Training Journal
PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:52 pm 
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...frustrated dealing with sickness still.
I've put off training to recover my health and sickness just makes me feel like wtf?
anyway, i truly believe i am doing the best i can and will be feeling better than ever soon.
I've been resting as much as possible and eating all raw.
i think my bananas are finally ripe!

jesse


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 Post subject: Re: theVeganInitiative Training Journal
PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:20 am 
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1/16

so cold here...still a bit sick.
keeping my head up and trying to stay positive.
back at work and brought 4 smoothies + a bunch of bananas.
i need to start eating more as i have not had a good appetite since becoming sick.
i have to get through this and get back to training!
i'm still motivated and this is only a minor setback.


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 Post subject: Re: theVeganInitiative Training Journal
PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 1:02 pm 
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1/17

better by the day!
back up over 3000 cals yesterday as well:
2 date smoothies
2 banana smoothies
6 bananas
32 oz fresh oj
5 oz. box of baby spinach
2 tomatoes, 1 yellow mango, and some basil blended for soup/dressing
some celery to dip

i'm hoping to start training next week.


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 Post subject: Re: theVeganInitiative Training Journal
PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:27 am 
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1/18:

still feeling better but not quite 100% yet.
just put my food intake into cronometer from yesterday and happy to see i'm up over 3000 cals again (~3300), all raw, and getting all my vitamins/minerals:
1 cantaloupe
2 date smoothies
2 banana smoothies
6 bananas
16 oz. fresh oj
baby spinach, cucumber, celery with tomato/mango dressing

i'm still aiming to start training next week.


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 Post subject: Re: theVeganInitiative Training Journal
PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:41 am 
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1/19

Feeling pretty good.
I think I'll be all set to start training next week.
Ate about 3000 cals again yesterday!:
2 date smoothies
2 banana smoothies
1 banana/spinach smoothie
baby spinach, 2 tomatoes, celery, and lemon juice salad

I'm getting a case of organic valencia oranges today and hopefully a case of almost ripe bananas...they take so long to ripen in my house this time of year.


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 Post subject: Re: theVeganInitiative Training Journal
PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:14 am 
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1/20

On my way to perfect health.
Doing better still. Just about completely over my head cold.
Eating over 3000 cals is becoming routine...hope to keep it up but am worried about my stock of bananas as I could only find green ones yesterday and they won't ripen at my (cold) house. So I'll be searching the markets today. Here's what I ate yesterday:
2 date/blueberry smoothies
3 banana smoothies
5 oz. baby lettuces with tomato, celery, lemon juice.
1 brazil nut

My digestion has been good and I have good energy.
I would like to be able to eat more at one sitting and not eat so much throughout the day but I'll get there.


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 Post subject: Re: theVeganInitiative Training Journal
PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 6:36 pm 
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1/22

Finally back at it!

Flat Bench: 72.2 lbs x 10 reps x 4 sets
Rows: 72.2 lbs x 10 reps x 4 sets
Chinups: 6/3/4/3
Incline Bench: 63.6 lbs x 12, 52.4 lbs x 12, 43.6 lbs x 12 x 2
Shrugs: 43.6 lbs x 15 x 4

Tough getting back into it but I'm stoked.
Been able to stay all raw and incorporating more greens and green juices.
Today I had a banana smoothie, 2 date smoothies, half a small watermelon, 4 mangoes, and baby spinach.
I'm going to make some fresh oj and eat more greens with some tomato and maybe an avocado.


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 Post subject: Re: theVeganInitiative Training Journal
PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:40 am 
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1/23

so excited i'm back to training!

yesterday i finished up with ~3800 cals including 1 lb of baby spinach!

and i'm feeling nice and hungry today already into my 2nd date/blueberry smoothie as well as some watermelon earlier this morning.

now i just have to stay healthy and consistent.


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 Post subject: Re: theVeganInitiative Training Journal
PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:10 am 
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1/24:

Feeling pretty sore in my chest and back from Sunday's workout.
It's expected after over a month off.

Ate over 4000 cals yesterday, all raw, lots of variety!
1/4 of a watermelon
4 date/blueberry smoothies
2/3 of a pineapple
2 mangoes
juice of 3/4 lb kale, 3 ribs celery, 1.5 apples
zucchini noodles with tomato/avocado/basil sauce

I'm psyched for deadlifts tonight.


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 Post subject: Re: theVeganInitiative Training Journal
PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:19 am 
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1/25

Yesterday's Workout:

Deadlifts: 115 lbs x 10 reps x 5 sets
BB Curls: 35.8 lbs x 10 reps x 5 sets
Planks: 4 x failure

Food:

~3300 cals
2 date/blueberry smoothies
2 banana smoothies
2 banana/raspberry/baby spinach smoothies
5 oz. Spring Mix (baby lettuces)

Starting light on the deadlifts. The 10 rep sets are tough and I am out of shape so this was equally a conditioning and strength workout.
I need to eat more!


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 Post subject: Re: theVeganInitiative Training Journal
PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:55 am 
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1/26

still feeling sore from the workouts...
slept about 9 hours but got up a lot to pee.

~3800 cals yesterday:
2 banana smoothies
2 date/blueberry smoothies
2 mango/fresh orange juice smoothies
~10 oz. baby spinach, broccoli sprouts, celery, tomato, avocado

feeling a bit tired today. i need to eat more food earlier in the day so hopefully i won't wake up so much during sleep. i have been able to eat more in a sitting so hopefully i'll be able to increase my total calories or at least eat more food earlier in the day.


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 Post subject: Re: theVeganInitiative Training Journal
PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:57 am 
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1/27

Another rest day yesterday to recover.
Soreness is almost gone today.

Ate ~3700 cals yesterday:

3 banana smoothies
2 banana/blueberry smoothies
1 mango/oj smoothie
2 zucchinis spiralized into noodles/5 oz baby spinach+romaine/broccoli seed sprouts/mung sprouts + tomato/mango/lime/cilantro sauce

feeling better everyday...


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 Post subject: Re: theVeganInitiative Training Journal
PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:22 am 
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Hey man, just curious, you're LFRV? When you say "1 smoothie" is that 1L / 32oz?

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